Parents today know how important it is to raise children who can make confident choices in their 24/7 digital worlds. When it comes to issues like cyberbullying, at times it can be difficult to know how to deal with this complex problem, especially if your child is a victim, or has witnessed cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying is [...]
Today, the 12th September is R U Ok Day. But it doesn’t take a special day to check in on people around us to see how they are, and offer support to those who might be too afraid to speak up. R U Ok Day reminds us how easy it is to save a life. [...]
I have always been a bit smug thinking I don’t have an addictive personality but [...]
Posted By Judith Slocombe
Chief Executive Officer, The Alannah and Madeline Foundation
The ACMA’s three guiding principles for their newly released Digital Citizens Guide—Engage Positively, Know your online world, and Choose Consciously—summarise a distinct change in the way we are all talking about online behaviour.
We are moving from an emphasis on ‘safety’ towards [...]
Posted by Kim Sanchez
Director, Trustworthy Communications, Microsoft
What does Digital Citizenship mean to you? If terms like digital literacy, ethics, etiquette, online safety, come to mind, you’re right on track. The term is all-encompassing, and is usually defined as “the responsible and appropriate use of technology.” [...]
Kids Helpline is seeing increasing interest from young people and adults seeking information on sexting. Sexting is sending provocative or sexual photos, images, messages or videos using a mobile phone or posting online.
Sexting is an example of how new communication technologies are impacting on the way young people share information and interact with [...]
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Deputy Chairman, Peter Kell explains how new multimedia activities will help young people use their mobile phones responsibly.
Mobile phones give us unprecedented access to information, entertainment and our friends and family, but their features can be expensive if they’re not understood and used responsibly. We need [...]
In part two of our special three-part series, child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Philip Tam explores what treatment options are available for young people whose internet use has become a significant problem. Find out the signs of problematic internet use in Dr Tam’s first post in the series.
The key to successful treatment of [...]
As Cyber Safety Manager at Telstra, Shelly Gorr practises what she preaches and ‘lives’ her advice every day. Here, she shares her personal and professional suggestions on balancing screen time for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
My 4-year-old is like a moth to a flame with a screen. Always has been. Turn one on and my [...]
In the lead-up to Privacy Awareness Week 2013, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim shares his advice for safeguarding your digital identity.
The last five years has seen an explosion in the use of social networking sites. Add to that the popularity of smart phones, and you have a whole new world of communication. As always, [...]